Hamas accepts ceasefire after massive Israeli strikes in Gaza

The ceasefire was brokered by Egyptian and United Nations officials.

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Irish MEP calls for 2019 Eurovision Boycott in light of Israel's 'Nation State' vote

The passing of a controversial bill in the Israeli Knesset which defines Israel exclusively as a nation of Jewish people has prompted Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan to call for a 2019 Eurovision Boycott.

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Dispelling the myth of ‘Jews-only roads’ in the West Bank

The claim that religiously exclusive roads exist in the West Bank needs to be debunked, suggests Adam Levick.

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Israeli parliament passes contentious bill defining country as nation state of the Jewish people

Benjamin Netanyahu called the legislation’s passage a ‘historic moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel’.

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Violence flares as Israel exchanges fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

Three Israelis were injured in rocket attacks, and two Palestinians were killed in an air strike.

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Violence flares as Israel launches Gaza strikes

No injuries or damage were reported but warning sirens wailed in border communities for much of the night.

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Another bellicose reaction from Israel

The language used in a debate can be as revealing as the core arguments advanced.

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Israeli Defence Minister calls for 'immediate' closure of Dublin embassy

The Israeli Defence Minister has called for the "immediate" closure of its Dublin embassy days after a bill was passed by the Seanad banning the importation of goods originating from Israeli settlements in Palestine.

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Readers' Blog: BDS will have no effect on the Israeli economy

What effect do the members of your parliament think a vote in favour of BDS of goods produced in Judea and Samaria will have on Israel?

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Seanad votes to ban imports from Israeli settlements

The Seanad has voted in favour of a ban on importing goods originating from illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine.

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu addresses critics of deal with Poland

The PM as been accused of whitewashing history in the agreement over Holocaust speech law.

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Pink Floyd frontman backs Black’s bill on partial Israeli goods ban

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has urged support for a Seanad motion to ban the sale of goods in Ireland produced from Israeli-occupied territories.

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Palace ‘criticised’ for 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' comment as Prince William lands in Israel

Britain's Prince William will begin his first full day in Israel on Tuesday visiting Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

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Wife of Israeli PM Netanyahu charged with fraud

Sara Netanyahu has also faced allegations of abusive behaviour.

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Israel evicts Jewish settlers from illegally built West Bank homes

Dozens of settlers protested against the evacuation, with some throwing stones and bottles at police.

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Claims that Israel security agency uncovered ‘plot to harm Netanyahu’

Israel’s Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a plot to target Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Nethanyahu planned strike on Iran in 2011, claims ex-Israeli spy chief

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the order in 2011 for the military to prepare to attack Iran within 15 days, a former Mossad chief said.

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Readers blog: Israel and US are complicit in each other’s crimes

When one is discussing a violent nation, one that disdains international law, holds human rights in contempt and cares nothing for its reputation on the international stage, one is generally discussing either the United States or Israel.

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Dozens injured during clashes at Israel-Gaza border

More than 110 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since demonstrations began on March 30.

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Palestinians urge International Criminal Court probe into Israeli actions

The International Criminal Court has been asked to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes against the Palestinians.

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Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, following US and Guatemala

Paraguay has become the second country to follow the US in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Gaza becoming catastrophe

While the Israeli army has been shooting Palestinian protestors over the last seven weeks, living conditions in Gaza have become desperate, says Galen Guengerich.

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Israel-Turkey spat escalates over Gaza violence

The war of words between the two former allies has escalated following deadly violence along the Israeli border.

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Dublin mayor calls for expulsion of Israeli ambassador over Gaza deaths

Micheal Mac Donncha was joined by Palestinian ambassador Ahmad Abdelrazek to open a book of condolence at Mansion House.

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Guatemala moves Israeli embassy to Jerusalem as furore over killings continues

Israel has come under heavy international criticism after its forces killed dozens of Palestinian protesters along the border.

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Latest: Taoiseach profoundly shocked by Gaza death toll; Israeli ambassador defends country's action

Latest: The Israeli ambassador to Ireland has defended the actions of his country's forces in Gaza.

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Two more Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops, Death toll over Gaza border protests now exceeds 100

The new killings come a day after dozens of people were shot during protests along the Israeli border.

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Turkish president accuses Israel and US over ‘horrible massacre’ in Gaza

Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke out against the UK’s biggest ally while sat next to the Prime Minister in Downing Street.

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Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza

Leading European countries and the UN human rights office called for an investigation of the bloodshed.

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Palestinians burying their dead after 58 killed in Gaza clashes

Palestinians are observing a general strike to mourn dozens killed by Israeli army fire in the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war.

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Simon Coveney 'gravely concerned' by Israeli military's actions

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has called for an independent investigation into what he says seems to be a "disproportionate" use of force by the Israeli defence forces.

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